European Youth Portal Volunteering
Mini site of the European Youth Portal dedicated to volunteering
Database of European Voluntary Service organisations
A list of the organisations which have been accredited to run projects under the European Union’s European Voluntary Service scheme, as well as their contact details.
Database of Volunteering Opportunities
If you want to join the growing number of young people who volunteer in Europe and across the world, there are many places online where you can choose the best opportunity for you.
EU Aid Volunteers
The EU Aid Volunteers initiative brings together volunteers and organisations from different countries, providing practical support and establishing European standards on volunteering.
EU Aid Volunteers call for proposals
European Commission call for proposals which aim to support training, capacity building and collaboration of volunteers and humanitarian organisations.
Eurodesk Last Minute Offers (LMO)
Free European multilingual database dedicated to the promotion of international learning mobility projects for young people directly in their language. LMO is based on a sending-hosting organisation system that provides a safe environment for young people to take part in international projects. Eurodesk information officers check and validate all submitted offers before publishing them on the site. Projects hosted on the LMO are (co-) funded non-formal learning mobility offers. The LMO is not available in all Eurodesk countries yet.
Alliance of European Voluntary Service Organisations
This group represents national bodies that run international voluntary projects. The site includes a detailed presentation of the network and a useful list of its members.
Association of Voluntary Service Organisations
Information on all member bodies dealing with voluntary service programmes in Europe.
Service Civil International
Voluntary projects worldwide, information on organisations dealing with them, and many useful links and documents.
United Nations Volunteers
An open door to opportunities with UN Volunteers and like-minded organisations around the world. Learn more about your volunteer options and how to apply. Read about the experiences of former volunteers.
United Nations Volunteers ñ Online Volunteering Service
This site is for volunteers who want to get involved in a development project without leaving home, and for organisations looking for online volunteers around the world.
Here you will find translated documents, articles, data and projects for helping people and communities in the developing world.
Practical information on how to get involved, through voluntary opportunities with Oxfam International or one of its affiliates.
Independent, non-profit organisation coordinating volunteer programmes in Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Marocco, Peru, Russia, South Africa, Tanzania and Thailand.
Look here to create the perfect gap year programme. The offered projects could be based on adventure and activity, arts and heritage, leisure and lifestyle, wildlife and safaris. It is up to you to choose what suits you best!
Global Volunteer Network
Apply online for volunteer positions in countries throughout South America, Africa and Asia.
Volunteers always welcome at Greenpeace.
Connects people, organizations and resources and offers a place to find volunteer opportunities, nonprofit jobs, internships and organizations around the world.
International Cultural Youth Exchange
Non-profit, international youth organisation coordinating youth exchange and voluntary service programmes in 34 countries worldwide. Volunteer placements are usually in social work, education, youth work, health education and environmental work. Site has a searchable database of placements.
International Volunteer Programmes Association
Read the practical general information and advice on volunteering and the fundraising tips. Search for programmes in the database and subscribe to the newsletter in the media section.
Opportunities for voluntary work in human rights, the environment and sustainable development.
Site to help you find information and advice on voluntary work all over the world at any age.
An independent organisation offering volunteering opportunities around the world.
World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms
WWOOF is a network of national organisations that help volunteers to live and learn on organic properties. WWOOF organisations brings together Hosts and volunteers (“WWOOFers”) helping each other to make a healthier world.
Resources about volunteering
European Commission page on voluntary activities
European Voluntary Service Info Kit
Designed for organisations and volunteers already involved in EVS, the info kit contains information intended for the volunteer before going on his or her EVS.
Erasmus+ European Voluntary Service 2014-2020
Leaflet presenting the European Voluntary Service
Erasmus+ Programme Annual Report 2014
In its first year, the programme supported a record 650,000 mobility grants for students, trainees, teachers, volunteers and other young people and paved the way for the first student loans for a full Master degree abroad. For the first time, the programme also funded policy support projects involving public authorities and international organisations and provided funding for projects in the field of sport.
EU Youth Report (2015)
The report draws a full picture of the situation of young people in Europe and how policymakers have addressed it in the period 2013-2015.
Training information – International voluntary service
A training kit (T-Kit 5) for trainers and young people interested or already involved in international voluntary activities. The kit is available in English, Estonian, German, Hungarian, Italian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Polish, Serbian and Turkish.
Volunteering in the European Union – Study (2010)
The report provides research and insights of the current situation of volunteering in the European Union.